If you’re lucky enough to live in a place that isn’t choked with smog or other forms of air pollution, you probably don’t have to think about the quality of the air you breathe. But is that such a smart decision? If you think about the sheer quantity of air you’re sucking into your lungs every single day, a product like the smart air monitor Birdi starts to seem more and more essential.
Birdi’s most important function is its ability to detect dangerous fire and smoke, but it will also give you a line on dust levels, pollen, carbon monoxide, and even stuff like air temperature and staleness. It has its own companion app that lets you monitor air from afar, and it syncs up with Twilio for contacting the third party of your choice in the event of something going wrong.
Pre-orders for $130 and more info on Birdi can be found at the product’s official site here, or you could watch the short introductory video from its IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign below.